RA’s Daily Russia New Blast – Sept 5, 2015

TODAY: Putin lures investors to Russia’s Far East with promises of high returns; free land offer to attract citizens; lack of manifestos suggests complacency among regional governors, says think tank; no clear agreement reached on oil prices between Russia and Venezuela; Putin advocates international cooperation in fight against terror; new oil field launched in Siberia. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 16, 2015

TODAY: Navalny arrested 11 days after cutting off house arrest bracelet; Navalny brothers’ case evidence unsubstantiated, says European Parliament; Yakunin will quit Russian Railways if forced to reveal salary; Putin meets Venezuelan President to talk oil; majority say Putin will win again in 2018; Lithuania preparing citizens for war. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2013

TODAY: No holidays for Sochi organisers; MegaFon’s Olympic monopoly; at Vilnius summit, EU rejects Ukraine’s call for trilateral talks with Russia; Serdyukov charged with negligence; final Greenpeace detainee released; Gazprombank loan for Venezuela; television and tolerance. There will be no holidays for the organisers of this winter’s Sochi Olympics, said President Vladimir Putin, indicating that […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2013

TODAY: Amnesty accuses Russia of unlawfully transferring wanted persons; Snowden withdraws Russian asylum request; Maduro leaves Kremlin with oil deals; Rosneft completes takeover of Itera; Mayor of Yaroslavl detained; amnesty for financial criminals to take effect next year; OSCE urges resumption of U.S.-Russia adoptions; terrorist calls for followers to stop Olympics. Amnesty International has accused […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 16, 2013

TODAY: Navalny expects a guilty verdict, Prokhorov slams comments by investigation spokesman; Peskov applauds competence of Magnitsky investigators; diplomatic tensions with U.S. to be addressed by Putin and Obama meetings, relationship with Germany seen to be suffering; millionaire United Russia deputies reveal earnings. Anti-corruption blogger and opposition head Alexei Navalny says he fully expects a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 29, 2013

TODAY: Washington likens NGO searches to witch hunt; Putin defends raids, but suggests caution; Lev Ponomaryov faces charges; President attempts reinvigoration of All-Russia People’s Front. Surprise naval exercises in Black Sea; military hardware delivered to Venezuela; suspicions remain over Berezovsky’s death.  Vladimir Putin has described the latest spate of raids on NGOs as ‘routine measures‘, whilst noting that […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 12, 2013

TODAY: Magnitsky trial postponed again; state struggles to pin down Gazprom spending; lawmaker denies accusations about luxury property; Nabiullina may take charge of central bank; Sochi Olympics to highlight treatment of disabled population; Texas stands by Shatto ruling. The trial of dead lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was postponed on its first scheduled day yesterday, partly because […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 11, 2013

TODAY: International Women’s Day protests end in arrests; Voronezh protest against mining projects; Magnitsky trial begins today; Miss Russia defends Pussy Riot; Kremlin vows to keep close ties with Venezuela; Orthodox priests to join Emergency Services; RusHyro probe. A sanctioned rally to mark International Women’s Day last Friday ended in the arrest of 16 ‘feminist […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 7, 2013

TODAY: Putin praises Chavez legacy, ministers say that contracts will not be affected; Gorbachev criticises Kremlin ‘thieves’; Georgian wine imports to resume; Russian-speakers fighting in Syria; Chinese and Czech investments; Udaltsov house arrest upheld; journalist’s bravery commended. President Vladimir Putin praised the legacy of ‘close friend’ Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him ‘an unorthodox and strong […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 6, 2013

TODAY: U.N. ambassador calls Chavez death ‘a tragedy’, cooperation with Venezuela to continue; dancer confesses to Bolshoi attack; Navalny blows whistle on Andrei Turchak; new charges against Browder; General Electric teams up with Sakhalin; life expectancy, ethnic minorities, Ivanov remembers Putin as a young spy.  Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the U.N., called the death […]